First case of severe Covid vaccine side effects emerges here

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said at 11.30 a.m. this morning (March 3) that a medical personnel became the first person in Thailand to suffer severe effects from coronavirus vaccine injection but he was given timely treatment while the daily Covid count dropped to 35, Siam Rath newspaper said.

CCSA’s spokesman Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin said Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and Deputy Health Minister Satit Pituthecha discussed the issue of side effects and warned that this will be more common as more people are vaccinated and the authorities will try to balance the perception of the people while not neglecting this issue.

They also mentioned that Thailand is not blocking other Covid vaccine brands from registering here with the Food and Drug Administration Secretary-General told to disseminate the information to the private sector.

CCSA also announced that there were 35 new Covid cases over the past 24 hours with 17 emerging from surveillance and service systems, eight through proactive search in communities, while 10 overseas travellers were quarantined.

Four of the ten quarantined overseas arrivals were from Myanmar, two each from Ghana and Nigeria, and one each from Turkey and Kenya.

Discharged from hospital after being cured were 63 more patients and there were no additional deaths with the toll remaining at 84.

Four Thai women were caught sneaking across the border from Myanmar and the local security personnel took them to the detention centre where tests revealed that all of them were infected with coronavirus with one symptomatic and three not so.

“Thai people in Myanmar don’t have to sneak back home. If you want to return notify the authorities for legal entry and detention procedures so as to prevent this disease spreading,” Dr Taweesilp said.


Top: A poster with a pertinent message.Photo: Mike Finn (CC BY 2.0)

Home Page: Dr Taweesilp announcing today’s coronavirus situation. Photo: Siam Rath


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